Chai Spiced Streusel Apple Pie
Most of you know by now how much I LOVE cookies—I did write a whole cookbook about them after all. But it might come as a surprise that I love pies almost as much as I love cookies. I’m working on a whole new pie-only cookbook right now, and I just couldn’t wait to share one of the pie recipes with you!
One of my favorite things about working on a new cookbook is how I get to preserve all my family recipes—from techniques my grandmothers taught me to treats my kids loved growing up. This Chai Spiced Streusel Apple Pie recipe is one of my favorite fall desserts. I hope you love it too!
Fall Flavor Spotlight: How to Make the Perfect Chai Spice Mix
If you’ve never had a Dutch apple pie, you are missing out. If you haven’t tried it before, you might be wondering, what’s a Dutch apple pie? It’s basically a classic pie with a topping—usually something like apple crisp, but streusel makes a delicious topper too. My chai spice streusel will definitely help you elevate your apple pie to a new level.
Not only is the streusel homemade, but so is the chai spice mixture inside it. Finding the perfect blend of chai spices can be a challenge, so I’m sharing my own homemade chai spice mix recipe with you. It makes a great addition to this fragrant, autumn-spiced streusel, but it also makes one darn good chai latte! There are two different ways to make the spice blend: Start with ground spices or go all out and grind them yourself! This dry mix of spices will keep all winter long so you can enjoy it in tons of different recipes!
Flavored Whipped Cream is the Perfect Way to Finish an Apple Streusel Pie
Have you ever added flavorings to your homemade whipped cream before? In addition to sprinkling some in the streusel, I also put some chai spice in the whipped cream I use to top this pie… It’s arguably the pièce de résistance.
And by the way, you don’t have to stop at apple pie: Try a dollop of this delicious topping with my Apple Slab Pie or alongside Nerina’s Pumpkin Bars. It’s great with hot drinks like hot chocolate, tea, and coffee… or even on top of an after-dinner cocktail! Here are some of my recommendations.